The UK government has today announced that £40m will be pumped into creating a much more solid EV charging infrastructure over the coming months.
Taking the form of four new tailor-made ‘electric service stations’, along with around 750 more charging points scattered around the country (including at Park ‘n’ Ride bus services), it seems Great Britain is finally following in the footsteps of some of its more cutting-edge European neighbours such as Holland, which implemented similar strategies many years ago.
Locations of the new services are set to be announced tomorrow, but we already know that one of the four super service stations is likely to be located somewhere on the M1. Because it only seems fitting to put the first of what promises to be many of a new thing on the first motorway in the country, doesn’t it?
We’re trying to imagine what the electric-specific service stations may look like. Images of wifi-powered coffee robots bringing you flat whites to your Tesla are already making us extremely excited. Until tomorrow, then…